Monday, May 7, 2018

A little drama in the dining room

I always say when you have been thinking about doing something for a while, you might as well go ahead and do it. Especially if it's something reversible and low cost.

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I've wanted to add a little drama to this wall for a while, so I actually was playing with one of those online apps where you paint your room, and next thing I knew, I was buying paint. 

I knew I wanted a dark gray, and it needed to coordinate with the "Grand Smoky Mountain" gray I have on my trim and cabinetry. 

I found this "Dark Umber" color in the Kilz Collection at Walmart and had it mixed in the Colorplace paint, which I use a lot, and it fit all the criteria for my room, so up it went. 

It's a warm dark gray, but not too dark.

I. Am. Loving. It. 

I had the overdyed rug layered with a Baluch rug, but decided to take them up for summer.

And that was a great decision as well. I love my rugs, but something about the bare floor really opened up this small space. Plus it's SO much easier if we are eating here.

I had this curtain from years ago, and because I am waiting on a vintage sari from India to hang there, tried this out and loved it as well.  It's dark, moody, a little glam and just provides enough contrast. 

I am absolutely in love with the little bit of drama I have here now, and all it cost was a gallon of Walmart paint. Really, how can you go wrong with that? 

And there's a lot more drama going on around here as well, so be sure to follow along on instagram and facebook


  1. A dramatic look is just perfect for a dinning room. It is a great color.

  2. oooh i LOVE it with all of your jewel tones! i had charcoal in my dining room once and loved it but with it being open to the kitchen ours makes more sense in white.... but i loved those moody walls!

    1. Yeeeeees! That is what drew me to your blog -- and the seascapes:-)

  3. Hmmm. Gorgeous. The room looks so rich.

  4. This is very similar in color to our kitchen/dining room space and I love it! It definitely adds drama & I have a great little white hutch for my china in there-it really pops against it!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  5. Love.